Kate Upton is Sports Illustrated cover girl for second year

Published February 09, 2013

| New York Post

Top model Kate Upton has done the unthinkable and landed the prestigious Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover two years in a row.

The curvy beauty is shown posing for the 50th anniversary issue topless on a boat in Antarctica, covered only by a white fur-lined parka and white bikini bottoms.

Sports Illustrated had hoped to announce Upton’s big coup on CBS’s “Late Show With David Letterman” on Monday. But after Page Six was sent a leaked copy of the cover yesterday, the magazine confirmed that Upton was indeed their cover star.

By clinching the 2013 honor — and the 50th anniversary issue — Upton solidifies her status as one of the world’s top models. It is the first time since 1988 that a model has won consecutive covers. Elle Macpherson was featured three years running, from 1986.

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